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Photos Credit: Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

Experience the Grand Dame of Copenhagen, The Hotel d'Angleterre

Oct. 3rd, 2017

Copenhagen is arguably one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The multicolored merchant houses along the Nyhavn port area have been an unforgettable image of the city since they were built in the 12th century. For over 250 years, well-to-do travelers have all used the same address, a city icon and national treasure, the Hotel d'Angleterre, Copenhagen’s grand dame of hotels and one of the finest properties in all of Europe.

Known as the White Lady, Hotel d’Angelterre's 250 year history is the history of Copenhagen itself. This city icon has been the site of many of Denmark’s political, royal and national events, and has welcomed elites from kings and heads of state, to pop and movie stars.

Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

The hotel could not be in a better position to take in all that Copenhagen has to offer. Many of the city’s most coveted attractions are within walking distance, as is the metro, which sits less than a block from the property. Aside from strolling along the waterfront and Nyhavn which is steps away, guests may want to visit the changing of the guards at Amalienborg Palace, take in a play at the Royal Danish Theatre or enjoy a fascinating boat ride around the city. For the fashionista, there are walking streets full of major fashion brands and designer boutiques nearby.

Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

Hotel d’Angelterre is a grand palais building with a baroque and neoclassical design, white in color with ornate detail in the façade. The hotel’s nattily-dressed doorman, in top hat and tails, greets guests with an open door and a warm welcome. Once inside, the grandeur of the hotel sets in, presented by the elaborate flower arrangement in the hall under the intricate gold ceiling, and sparkling gold and crystal chandelier. Beautiful, fresh-cut flower arrangements are found throughout the hotel and are a manifestation of how the hotel demonstrates welcome and hospitality.

Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

The grandeur continues in the parlor with a crackling fireplace, high back chairs, and an ambiance perfect for a tête-à-tête or to read the day’s paper. Throughout the property, the heritage of the past seamlessly blends with modern touches such as the winding and elegant staircase.

And the focus on details does not end there. It is evident the hotel has a passion for service, which guest’s experience from all the staff: from the le clefs d’or concierge, to the restaurant staff and housekeeping team.

Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

Each of the 92 rooms and suites are unique and finely crafted with high ceilings, gilded paneling, period furnishing, objects d’art, and high-tech Bang & Olufsen televisions with complimentary, on-demand movies. The décor is refreshingly white with contrasting pieces in the hotel’s signature color, purple, in shades of periwinkle, lavender and violet. The suites are exceptionally spacious as well, with walk-in closets, a guest powder room, king size beds and large windows overlooking the Nyhavn waterfront and Kongens Nytorv square below. The bathrooms couldn’t be more posh with a soaking tub, a separate shower and high-end bathroom amenities.

Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

The Hotel d'Angleterre also boasts one of Copenhagen top dining experiences, Marchal, with a creative menu of modern urban food by Danish Chef Andreas Bagh. The history of the hotel emanates from the love of fine food by the restaurant’s founders, Jean Marchal and Maria Coppy, over 250 years ago in 1755. The restaurant grew in fame and success, and from those beginnings, the Hotel d'Angleterre was founded. The restaurant remains one of Copenhagen’s top culinary destinations and is also the recipient of four consecutive Michelin stars. The dining experience is exquisite, with an international cuisine menu of fine meats and locally-sourced seafood with inventive twists, textures and presentations.

Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

For cocktails, the hotel offers two excellent options to meet up with friends or to toast your visit to Copenhagen with that special someone. The hotel bar at Machal’s is a fantastic, cozy venue with expert mixologists and a healthy selection of delicious signature drinks. The bar is next to one of the main walking areas so there’s always plenty of interesting people-watching to be had from the beautifully designed space filled with high back chairs, couches and décor. The hotel also features the Balthazar Champagne bar which is one of the town's hot spots for the in-crowd, with 160 Champagne offerings as well as classic cocktails.

Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

There is everything at the hotel for those visiting Copenhagen for business or for pleasure. The hotel has an excellent destination spa used as a day spa by the town’s elite, as well as guests at the hotel. The Amazing Space spa offers a Zen-like setting of candles, fragrance and calm. There are five treatment rooms offering a range of treatments from wellness to beauty. Additionally, guests will enjoy the marble indoor swimming pool as well as the sauna, steam room and exercise room facilities.

Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen

It is seldom we find a hotel that has been operating at the top of its craft for over 200 years. The Hotel d’Angelterre is an experience that does not disappoint, providing the finest of detail in accommodations, dining and services. As such, its not a surprise that the hotel is annually recognized by Travel + Leisure, Andrew Harper, and Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top properties in the world. The location also could not be better to experience all that Copenhagen has to offer. The White Lady is a proud icon of this fascinating city and well worth a stay for the well-heeled traveler.

Glenn Harris

Glenn Harris is an accomplished journalist focusing on international travel, fine dining, and luxury lifestyle events. His wanderlust has taken him to over 85 countries where he is constantly straying off the beaten path uncovering new and often exotic finds. He particularly enjoys seeking out lesser known travel gems and places to stay, dine, or experiences to capture. ...(Read More)